Poll: ObamaCare reaches new popularity

Poll: ObamaCare reaches new popularity
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ObamaCare is more popular today than it has been since 2009, according to a new poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal

Forty-five percent of those polled view the healthcare legislation as a good idea, while 41 percent think it is a bad idea.

The poll notes that this is the first time since the Affordable Care Act became law that more Americans view it as a good idea than a bad idea.


While 80 percent of Democrats think the legislation is good, only 13 percent of Republicans feel the same way.

The poll comes as Congress last week passed a budget resolution that includes the first step toward repealing the healthcare legislation. 

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE vowed throughout the campaign to repeal and replace the law. Despite some pushback from members of his own party in Congress, he recently reiterated that a replacement must come "very quickly."

The survey was conducted Jan. 12-15 and polled 1,000 adults with a margin of error of 3.1 points.